Many of us have Easter traditions – hot cross buns, Easter egg hunts, family gatherings – good things that can help us to celebrate the high point of the Christian year. A flower that is traditional at Easter – and featured on our Easter card this year – is the lily.
Lilies are also popular at funerals; Good Friday marks the death of Jesus. Lilies also represent new life; Easter Sunday is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and the possibility of new life. Lilies – in their flawless white form – also represent purity; because of what Jesus has done at Easter, moral cleansing is available to each of us.
The Cross of Christ stands at the centre of the Easter weekend. Jesus and his Cross stand at the centre of human civilisation, dividing history into BC and AD. And Jesus calls each of us to put him at the centre of our lives and the lives of our families, too.
Coming to one or more of the range of services and events listed on the church website
is a good way to help us put Jesus and his Cross at the centre this Easter. Anything that helps us to do this would surely be the best Easter tradition of all.
With warm Easter greetings,
Revd Dr Jonathan Mobey
Rector of Harwell with Chilton